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  1. Carlos Gonzalez will stay in left field for the Rockies

    Feb 22, 2014, 8:20 PM EDT

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    There was some thought that Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez would move to center field for the 2014 season, but manager Walt Weiss put that idea to rest today. According to MLB.com’s Thomas Harding, CarGo will stay in left while center field is up for grabs between Drew Stubbs, Corey Dickerson, and Brandon Barnes. Gonzalez dealt…

  2. Carlos Gonzalez recovered from appendectomy, cleared for physical activity

    Jan 23, 2014, 7:02 PM EDT

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    Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez required an emergency appendectomy two weeks ago, but the Rockies announced this afternoon that doctors have cleared him for physical activity following a check-up. As Thomas Harding of MLB.com notes, Gonzalez also had a small hernia near his navel repaired when his appendix was removed on January 10. It wouldn’t be…

  3. Carlos Gonzalez undergoes emergency appendectomy

    Jan 11, 2014, 11:11 AM EDT

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    Here’s the update from the official Twitter account of Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez: Carlos González was operated for appendicitis last night in Denver, presented a strong stomach pain and went to the emergency…— Car Go (@CarGoMedia5) January 11, 2014 Luckily CarGo is recovering and is stable now.— Car Go (@CarGoMedia5) January 11, 2014 Ouch. If…

  4. Rockies trade Dexter Fowler to Astros for Jordan Lyles

    Dec 3, 2013, 5:25 PM EDT

    Rich Dauer, Dexter Fowler, Pedro Alvarez

    Trade rumors have been swirling around Dexter Fowler for a while now and the Rockies have sent the center fielder to the Astros in exchange for right-hander Jordan Lyles and outfielder Brandon Barnes. Fowler is 27 years old with two seasons remaining before free agency and the Astros’ payroll is so low that the fact…

  5. Rockies “open to trading” Dexter Fowler

    Nov 26, 2013, 1:13 PM EDT

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    In addition to their “heavy interest” in Justin Morneau the Rockies are also involved in trade talks for Mark Trumbo of the Angels and various Royals relievers, according to Troy Renck of the Denver Post. And what would Colorado be giving up in a potential swap? Renck reports that “opposing executives have said for weeks…

  6. Gold Glove Award winners, as they’re announced …

    Oct 29, 2013, 8:01 PM EDT

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    The 2013 Rawlings Gold Glove Award recipients are being rolled out during an hour-long special tonight (8 p.m. ET) on ESPN2. So get your outrage engines started and follow along as the winners are announced position-by-position … National League C Yadier Molina 1B Paul Goldschmidt 2B Brandon Phillips 3B Nolan Arenado SS Andrelton Simmons LF…

  7. Projecting the 2013 Gold Glove winners

    Oct 25, 2013, 1:54 PM EDT

    Manny Machado

    Let’s go down the list: AL, catcher: Matt Wieters, Joe Mauer, Salvador Perez Mauer is still the AL’s best defensive catcher, but he played a mere 660 innings behind the plate this year, compared to 1,200 for Wieters and 1,115 for Perez. Wieters has won the last two, so he’s the favorite here. Still, I…

  8. Gold Glove finalists announced

    Oct 25, 2013, 11:16 AM EDT

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    Gold Glove award winners are announced Tuesday, but in the meantime Rawlings just named three finalists for each position in each league: AL, catcher: Matt Wieters, Joe Mauer, Salvador Perez AL, first base: Chris Davis, James Loney, Eric Hosmer AL, second base: Robinson Cano, Ben Zobrist, Dustin Pedroia AL, third base: Manny Machado, Evan Longoria,…

  9. Pouliot’s postseason award picks: National League

    Sep 30, 2013, 1:51 AM EDT

    Clayton Kershaw

    There’s still one more American League game on Monday, so we’ll have to wait on those selections, which will probably be a bit more controversial than these. Here are my NL award picks for 2013.

  10. Brandon Phillips names his All-Swag Team

    Sep 27, 2013, 9:05 PM EDT

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    Jon Morosi of FOX Sports spoke with Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips, mostly about swag. Phillips says that baseball needs more of it, saying, “That’s exactly why African-Americans don’t play baseball. [There’s] no passion in the game. You’ve got to be like a robot. Look at basketball. Look at football. When you make an exciting…

  11. The Rockies would like to keep Walt Weiss as manager

    Sep 21, 2013, 9:31 AM EDT

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    The Rockies are poised to finish in last place for the second straight season, but first-time manager Walt Weiss is a near lock to be back in 2014. Rockies owner Dick Monfort told Troy Renck of the Denver Post yesterday that they would like him to return. There have been no discussions yet, but it’s…

  12. Carlos Gonzalez may need surgery to repair his injured finger

    Sep 15, 2013, 11:30 PM EDT

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    Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez may need to undergo surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right middle finger, reports Troy Renck of the Denver Post. Gonzalez will meet with a hand specialist in Cleveland in Cleveland on Thursday. If the specialist recommends it, Gonzalez could undergo surgery towards the end of the month or…

  13. Rockies activate Carlos Gonzalez from the disabled list

    Sep 3, 2013, 6:17 PM EDT

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    Carlos Gonzalez has been activated from the disabled list and will be available off the Rockies’ bench Tuesday for the first time since August 4. But it won’t exactly be a triumphant return. Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that CarGo is only available to play defense and pinch-run due to lingering pain in…

  14. Carlos Gonzalez has a setback with injured finger

    Sep 2, 2013, 9:28 PM EDT

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    Carlos Gonzalez was hoping to rejoin the Rockies as soon as tomorrow after missing nearly a month with a sprained right middle finger, but that’s not going to happen. Gonzalez went 1-for-6 with a walk over his first two rehab games with Triple-A Colorado Springs, but Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that he…

  15. Carlos Gonzalez tests sprained finger by taking swings in cage

    Aug 26, 2013, 8:29 PM EDT

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    The Rockies shut down Carlos Gonzalez earlier this month due to continued issues with a sprained middle finger on his right hand, but he is beginning to make some progress. According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post, Gonzalez tested the finger earlier today by taking 30 swings in the cage. He plans to hit…

  16. Rockies lose Carlos Gonzalez to DL with sprained finger

    Aug 7, 2013, 4:49 PM EDT

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    Carlos Gonzalez hasn’t played since aggravating his injured right middle finger Sunday and now the Rockies have placed him on the disabled list with a sprain. Gonzalez has played through the injury off and on for the past month and hit .293 during that time, but didn’t show much power and repeatedly needed to sit…

  17. Carlos Gonzalez may be placed on the disabled list with finger injury

    Aug 4, 2013, 10:45 PM EDT

    Carlos Gonzalez

    Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez had been out of the lineup for the first three games of August due to a nagging finger injury, but was back in today as his team wrapped up their weekend set in Pittsburgh against the Pirates. He went 1-for-4 with a single, but reaggravated the injury in his final at-bat,…

  18. Carlos Gonzalez back in Rockies’ lineup Sunday

    Aug 4, 2013, 12:40 PM EDT

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    Carlos Gonzalez is back in the Rockies’ starting lineup for Sunday afternoon’s series finale with the Pirates after sitting out three straight games due to ongoing discomfort in his sprained right middle finger. The sprain has been bothering CarGo for most of the summer and it’s the type of injury that is only going to…

  19. Carlos Gonzalez to rest sprained finger for a few days

    Aug 1, 2013, 4:41 PM EDT

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    Carlos Gonzalez is expected to avoid the disabled list, but he will give his sprained finger some time off after exiting Wednesday’s game with the injury, the Denver Post’s Troy Renck reports. Gonzalez has been dealing with a sprained left middle finger for weeks and opted out of the Home Run Derby because of it.…

  20. Your All-Star Game catchall comment thread

    Jul 16, 2013, 7:58 PM EDT

    Apple Citi Field

    We’re soon to be underway here at Citi Field. For those of you who missed it yesterday, here are your starting lineups for tonight’s Midsummer Classic. AMERICAN LEAGUE NATIONAL LEAGUE 1. Mike Trout, LF 1. Brandon Phillips, 2B 2. Robinson Cano, 2B 2. Carlos Beltran, RF 3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B 3. Joey Votto, 1B 4.…

  21. Previewing the Home Run Derby: Prince Fielder aims for third crown

    Jul 15, 2013, 3:44 PM EDT

    Prince Fielder

    Prince Fielder can join Ken Griffey Jr. as the only three-time winners of the Home Run Derby on Monday night, but to do it, he’ll have to best Chris Davis, who is currently on pace to hit 60 bombs this year. This year’s Home Run Derby field is unusual in that it features just three…

  22. Terry Collins wants Pirates fans to “reevaluate”

    Jul 14, 2013, 8:45 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v New York Mets

    The Home Run Derby created some unexpected drama when Mets third baseman David Wright picked childhood friend Michael Cuddyer over Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez. This caught the ire of Pirates fans, who felt that Alvarez was much more deserving of a selection. On Thursday, Cuddyer’s teammate and fellow Derby participant Carlos Gonzalez bowed out…

  23. Carlos Gonzalez out, Pedro Alvarez in for Home Run Derby

    Jul 11, 2013, 5:59 PM EDT

    Pedro Alvarez

    Carlos Gonzalez isn’t too banged up to play for the Rockies or to participate in next week’s All-Star Game, but due to his finger injury, he has opted out of Monday’s Home Run Derby. Replacing Gonzalez on the NL squad is Pittsburgh’s Pedro Alvarez. Alvarez is tied with the Phillies’ Domonic Brown for second place…

  24. The 2013 Home Run Derby participants have been announced

    Jul 8, 2013, 6:49 PM EDT

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    Just announced on ESPN’s SportsCenter, here are the participants for the 2013 Home Run Derby, which will take place next Monday at 8 p.m. ET at Citi Field in New York. Keep in mind that all of the players selected were also chosen for the All-Star Game. So there’s no Giancarlo Stanton here. Oh well.…

  25. Carlos Gonzalez forced out of game with sprained middle finger

    Jul 7, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

    Carlos Gonzalez

    It has been a hellish week for the Rockies, losers of seven of their last eight games. They lost starter Roy Oswalt to a hamstring injury in the second inning this afternoon, then lost outfielder Carlos Gonzalez to a right hand injury in the ninth inning just as they were ready to escape the Arizona…

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